Students at Morrisburg Public School had a crazy hair day last Wednesday and, yes, indeed there were some very funky and some very out of the ordinary coiffures. Pictured above are the various grade representatives selected for the photo based on their outrageous dos. Front, l-r, are Michelle Chater, Kyra Lewis, Dawson Lewis, Celina McMillan, Zoe McMillan and Chloe Adams. Back, l-r, are Brandon Lovely, Bethany Baker, Harneet Cheema, Gabriel Baker and Shyla Crowder. In the closeup insets, l-r, Chloe Adams shows off her birds nest, Shylar Crowder her hair braided eyewear, and Michelle Chater her spring variety pack.
“I have received information from other groups in South Western Ontario that proponents have been revisiting councils who have wind turbine projects proposed for their areas in an effort to gain their approval,” said Bruce Albers, president of the South Branch Wind Opposition Group.
Concerned by the information, Albers and the opposition group sent a letter to several governmental representatives including council members for both South Dundas and Edwardsburgh/Cardinal townships as well as local members of parliament and members of provincial parliament.
“The letter was to remind both South Dundas and Edwardsburgh/Cardinal councils that there is a significant number of residents who oppose these projects,” said Albers, “meaning councils should not assume the community is in favour of such projects.”
In the letter, the group stated: “We sincerely hope that if the Ontario government initiates any call to municipalities, townships or counties soliciting support that the broader public, including groups such as ours, will be consulted and included in the determination of any assignment of ‘points’.”
Premier Dalton McGuinty’s recent changes to the Green Energy Act outline a points system whereby a community’s interest in wind projects is determined. The initiative is meant to help those communities who want the projects to get them more quickly.
There is not, as of yet, a system or device by which a community can outright refuse projects.
The South Branch Wind Opposition Group’s letter ended with a plea: “Your assistance in ensuring that all voices of affected residents are considered and heard in this divisive debate is appreciated.”
On June 4th, South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds reported that council has not been approached by any wind company proponents other than Prowind Canada.
He also confirmed that council has not been approached by any provincial governmental body in relation to the points system.
“We will follow whatever the protocol is,” said Byvelds, in reference to dealing with any future contact from possible wind company proponents.
Upper Canada Playhouse is launching its 11th annual Charity Fundraising Event which will benefit 15 area non-profit charitable organizations on a first come first served basis.
Upper Canada Playhouse has released details about this year’s Charity Fundraising Event which assists area organizations with their important work in the community.
This marks the 11th year that The Playhouse has held this Fundraising Event which has helped over 170 local charitable organizations.
The Playhouse will be donating all of the tickets this year to a special August 25th matinee performance of this season’s hilarious comedy, Wife Begins at Forty, to 15 area non-profit charitable organizations.
Interested organizations are asked to submit their group’s name, mandate, contact name, phone and fax number along with a statement that declares their organization is a non-profit organization.
Each organization receives 18 tickets and they are encouraged to sell them at The Playhouse’s regular adult price of $32 to get the maximum benefit for their organization.
The organizations keep their ticket sale revenue for their charitable work.
“It’s a fun and easy way for our valuable community organizations to raise some funds,” says Artistic Director Donnie Bowes. “They receive their tickets, sell them and keep the revenue for their group’s work. It’s as simple as that.”
Selection will be on a first-come first-served basis and organizations are asked to send in their request to The Playhouse by Fax Only at 613-543-4388. Attention: Charity Event.
E-mails and phone applications cannot be accepted.
Any South Dundas resident with anything to discuss in an open forum with their municipal government officials will have the opportunity to do so, October 9, 7 p.m. at the Iroquois Civic Centre.
This open forum meeting takes place annually around Local Government Week.
This annual meeting was initiated by the late Charles Barkley, when he was mayor and the practice continues.
Last year, and in previous years, the public forum meeting was held at Matilda Hall in Dixon’s Corners.
After last year’s meeting it was decided that from now on it will be held in a different place every year.
The format remains the same as previous years, questions, concerns and ideas will be discussed in an open forum for two hours.